Fly Fishing Festival will be at CV Inn April 16 |

Fly Fishing Festival will be at CV Inn April 16

by Rosemarie Middendorf

Would you like the opportunity to win a handmade custom bamboo fishing rod? Not only can you win this rod, if you are interested, you can see it being built.

Peter Jon Bauer, owner of the Angler’s Edge, 1420-A Highway 395 in Gardnerville, is in the process of preparing this rod and will be happy to share his expertise with you. Bauer is building a custom 7-foot, 4-weight 2-piece bamboo rod, which will be worth approximately $1,250 when completed.

This rod will be offered for raffle at $10 per ticket at the High Sierra Fly Casters Sixth Annual Fly Fishing Festival, Sunday, April 16, at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. The raffle will consist of 125 tickets only

People may stop by the Angler’s Edge, view this process and purchase their tickets.Or tickets may be purchased at the festival, if they are still available. Last year, tickets for Bauer’s rod sold out rapidly, as bamboo rods have become collector’s items over the years. For information, call 782-4734.

During the Fly Fishing Festival, co-sponsored by the High Sierra Fly Casters and Carson Valley Inn, approximately $9,000 worth of items will be either raffled, sold by silent auction or the special bamboo rod raffle.

Each year, the raffle grows bigger, with items ranging from fly tying materials, fishing gear, custom flies, videos, books, magazine subscriptions, dinners and lodging. Several fly rods and reels will also be given away at this event.

The festival is the only fund-raiser held each year by the High Sierra Fly Casters, and the monies are used to improve the fishing in drainage of the Carson and Walker rivers. Also, the purpose of the festival is to introduce and promote fishing in Western Nevada and Northeastern California. The High Sierra Fly Casters, a non-profit organization is a family-oriented club open to all ages.

The doors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, children under 16 are free and $25 will provide family entrance to the festival, a one-year family membership in the High Sierra Fly Casters and one hat or T-shirt per family.

For information, call Gene Young, 265-2626.